Monkeys go crazy: No tourists to feed them

Two groups of macaques from the city Lobpuri in Thailand came to blows, when one group moved into the other's territory. The one group holds in Lobpuris temp

Monkeys go crazy: No tourists to feed them

Two groups of macaques from the city Lobpuri in Thailand came to blows, when one group moved into the other's territory. The one group holds in Lobpuris temp

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
15 mart 2020 Sunday 16:25
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Monkeys go crazy: No tourists to feed them

Two groups of macaques from the city Lobpuri in Thailand came to blows, when one group moved into the other's territory.

The one group holds in Lobpuris temple ruins, Prang Sam Yot, where they mainly live of the tourists, who feed them.

But because of the outbreak of the coronavirus is the number of tourists dropped drastically, and this, believe more residents in the city, is the reason why makakaberne from the temples approached the city. They are hungry.

In the city lives a rival group of macaques. The two groups wont usually never to move into each other's territories.

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In a video you can see hundreds of monkeys crossing a road. Suddenly chasing a monkey, which supposedly holding a banana.

Even the locals, who are used to makakaberne, was shocked slåskampen.

the Person who recorded the video, Sasaluk Rattanachai, tells the Daily Mail that she has never seen monkeys so aggressive.

- They seemed more like wild dogs than monkeys. They went totally crazy over a piece of food. I have never seen them so aggressive, says Sasaluk Rattanachai.

Lobpuri is home to thousands of macaques. One group lives in the city and the other in the ancient temples.

- I think that the monkeys are very, very hungry. There is usually a lot of tourists here, who feed the monkeys, but there are not so many now because of coronavirussen, says Sasaluk Rattanachai.

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According to the media Financial Review fell the arrival of tourists in Thailand by 40 percent in February compared to the year before. It is expected that there will be a further fall in march and april.

Tourism is, according to the Financial Review for the 14 percent of Thailand's gross domestic product and employ one out of six people.

the Country's tourism was already hard hit by the coronavirus in the beginning of January, as 10 million out of Thailand's 39 million annual visitors are chinese.

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The Danish Ministry of foreign affairs advises against in their most recent travel advice for Thailand, all non-necessary travel to the whole country - as it is the case with the rest of the world since Friday afternoon 13. march. And if you choose, as a dane yet to travel to Thailand, you have to be in quarantine for the first 14 days.

According to Thailand's turistmyndigheders latest update of 14. march at 6 o'clock, there are 75 people infected with the coronavirus, 11 healthy and one fatality in the country due to the virus.

Updated: 15.03.2020 16:25
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